tim burton's the nightmare before christmas

Henry Selick, 76 mins, USA, 1993, 16mm

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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, Tim Burton's bone thin (animated) hero, is so taken with the bright baubles and shiny packages of Christmas Town, that he decides to pack them all up and take them back to his home, to the much gloomier Halloween Town.

So begins a darkly fanciful tale of Pumpkin Kings, Oogie Boogies and Sandy Claws.

A feature length stop-motion animation based on sketches and drawings developed by Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas displays his fascination with the more sinister aspects of fairy tales.

Features an inspired soundtrack by regular Burton collaborator Danny Elfman.

Dates   Sun 18 Dec 10.30am & 1pm
Admission   Tickets $5
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